SHEPHERDS CREEK COMMUNITY, N.C. — William C. Hintz, 82, of Shepherds Creek Community, NC, formerly of Clinton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 2, 2009, in Asheville, NC. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2009, at the Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be Sunday, March 8, 2009, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the service. Burial of the cremains will take place at a later date.

William Clinton Hintz was born on September 24, 1926, in Aurelia, IA, the son of William and Lillie (Matzdorff) Hintz. He graduated from Peterson High School. He was a United States Army veteran, serving in World War II. He married Sylvia Hitchcock on March 12, 1950, in Clinton; she died on September 9, 1990. He married Mary Frett (Dynes) on October 5, 1991. He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a member of the American Legion of Cherokee, NC, and the VFW Post 9281 of Bryson City.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; 2 daughters, Roi Ann (Jeff) Babcock of Clinton, and Rhonda (Paul) Stein of Rosemount, MN; 2 sons, Wayne Hintz of Farmington, MN and Tony (Michelle) Hintz of Clinton; 2 stepsons, 3 stepdaughters; one sister, Adeline Molone of Albuquerque, NM; 8 grandchildren, 14 stepgrandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 2 stepgreat-grandchildren.

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Death date: March 2, 2009